This curious blue and red building, which seems to violate all of Lanzarote’s planning laws and owe more to a Tibetan Monastery than to the aforementioned white-washed dwellings, is colloquially known as “The Blue House”. There are several stories regarding the motivation for constructing such an out-of-place building, however what is known is that it was built in the 1920s before lying abandoned for many years. It had a brief spell as a museum before being converted [back] into a residence.
Adjacent to the southern-end of the town is a pleasant beach (La Garita), which has a beach bar and is popular during the summer. At the other end, Arrieta gradually peters out before becoming Punta Mujeres – another charming seaside village.